| Dec 6, 2016
Innovate to Learn
During last year, we have been working with vulnerable schools in Chile to develop innovative skills throught "Tutorial Networks". As result, over 100 teachers has been trained in this methodology. Now, the next step is tp start training students.
The educational approach of Tutorial Networks is based on the fact that a tutor shares a skill or ability with an apprentice, working in tutorial relationship. When the apprentice assimilates that learning, already can share it with another person, forming networks and communities of learning.
This is what teachers lived during this year in Sara Blinder High School, a girl stablishment based in Santiago de Chile, We share some of the reflections of teachers and managers:
"There is a gap between the education I received and the one we intend to achieve today with Tutoring Networks. This approach helps to move to a leading teacher, who speaks permanently and has all the answers, to one who asks questions, who challenges the students. I believe in this, I believe in a learning that occurs in a human relationship, where the teacher can also be an apprentice"
Paula Rosales, Principal
"I learned that it is not necessary to give all the answers, that it is better to wait the time of the students and that there are no wrong answers. I learned that I must be more patient and generate interesting challenges for them: to draw, make schemes, cut. That learning history is not just the notebook, the book and the dates. Let there be learning from the feeling "
Doris Chacón, Teacher of History.
"I was skeptical, I did not believe in this, for the empirical achievements I could have. Now I think differently. It is a good proposal, because it recovers the human relationship between the student and the teacher. Look into the eyes, dialogue and coexist to learn beyond the curriculum. Current education is schooling, not education. The Networks of Tutoring are a way to return to the essence of educating "
Jaime Reyes, psychopedagogist.
Let's keep creating more stories like this! Thank you for help a school to innovate to learn.